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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

in this extreme sellers' market, buyers are careful about how much they ask for after the home inspection.... the minor things are not on the list....if there's a major problem, they will negotiate it with the seller but they are careful not to step over the line!!  there are always other buyers waiting in line with a check...

Apr 26, 2015 08:06 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We aren't seeing that in our marketplace.  Most of the buyers are happy to get a home.

Apr 26, 2015 02:22 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No they are just happy to get the home especially after loosing a few contracts.

Apr 26, 2015 11:25 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

The price of repairs is capped.  Repairs are not an open checkbook. 

Apr 26, 2015 07:37 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Most of the buyers here are happy they got the house. 

Apr 26, 2015 10:09 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Michael, I have mostly found that the higher the offer the more entitled the buyers when asking for repairs, but with this multiple offer market some buyers realize if they get too pushy the seller could put the house back on the market as others are waiting in line.

Apr 26, 2015 10:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Haven't seen this happen as yet. Buyers see that they are often in multiple offer situations now and they have to suck it up and give up a lot of contingencies if they really want the home.

Apr 26, 2015 09:16 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

While our prices have increased they are not exorbinate yet.  Inventories are down though.  So our buyers are actually being more forgiving in hopes of securing the home.  The moment a home comes into the inventory there is a scramble if decent at all.  Ironically this is not pusing prices thru the roof.  Mainly keeping inventory low and a moderate rise in prices.  Mark

Apr 26, 2015 03:17 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Nope, in our market the buyers are only asking for repairs that affect the safety, health or foundation of the home.  This is a sellers market here.

Apr 26, 2015 12:34 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The custom in our area is the seller does most of the repairs anyway. It isn't because the prices are high it is because the trends are that way.

Apr 26, 2015 11:10 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

No sir not in ours.  Of course you get the occasional one but for the most part no.

Apr 26, 2015 10:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Michael - some do and as most answers here - it depends.  In California, our purchase agreement is written with an "as is" clause as part of it.  It doesn't mean a buyer can't ask for repairs to be made, credits requested or a price reduction but the seller is not contractually required to do any beyond a few state or local mandates(also can be negotiated).

So the inspection/investigation time period becomes another point of negotiation after a price and terms have been established.   A lot of it depends on the individual scenario of a transaction...each has a different nuance.  Being reasonable in an approach goes a long way rather than a laundry list of nit-picky kinds of items.  

Apr 27, 2015 01:44 AM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

I try to  include this topic as a part of early buyer education to try to avoid this happening, cautioning them that inspection is not a time to renegotiate price. Having said that, control of our clients is not assured of course and when a party feels they have overpaid, it certainly raises the risk that they will be tempted to be more demanding at time of inspection.

Apr 27, 2015 12:15 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, since we as their agents cite the issues needing repair early on with the seller's agent. If there is no commitment to fix the issues, then if a contract is written, those repairs are listed in the repair addendum.

Apr 26, 2015 10:59 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They are but not for your reason. Repairs in our contract have a cap and we have a form that the buyer fills out for repairs requested. Every buyer seems to want all repairs regardless of cost done, and often if the inspector even makes recommendations that are not repairs that is included too.

Apr 26, 2015 10:15 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - I just think more people these days want a home that is move-in ready instead of having to repair little things here and there. Not sure it has anything to do with the price.

Apr 26, 2015 04:00 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

New York City and Long Island are of the demanding because of the diversity of clients here in my opinion.

Apr 26, 2015 03:14 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

People are wanting more fixed in order to get the lone or because they have no idea how to fix the minor stuff.

Apr 26, 2015 09:59 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


Oct 25, 2018 06:50 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Sellers are, in this market.

May 02, 2018 10:26 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have a very strong Seller's market, and even when there are lots of items that SHOULD be on the inspection objection form, they try to keep it to the very important items.   Seller could go to the next buyer.....

Apr 27, 2015 06:52 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

I find the repairs that I have personally experienced go hand in hand with the price of the home. If a home is being sold for the top of its price range, the buyer will ask for more repairs to be done. However, buyers who are paying middle of the price range for the home ask for less in terms of repairs. 

Apr 27, 2015 02:03 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Exorbitant prices!

What is new about that? Buyers ALWAYS think they pay to much, sellers believe they sold to low.

AND since both agreed, that is the definition of MARKET VALUE.

The root cause of the 'demanding' varies based on the buyer profile. The emerging economy evolved from the relationship one we are currently exploiting has a different value set that will result in this buyer delaying their decision until 'all is right' It is not that they can not buy, it is that they WILL NOT BUY at this time or under these conditions.

Apr 27, 2015 12:42 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes they are more demanding than the buyers a few years ago in the  seller's market.

Apr 26, 2015 11:56 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes I am seeing that however many sellers are not acceoting long lists of items that a buyer is using tio get a better deal on the property. Some of who just said no, they would not do or credit anything. A true list should be items the buyer could not see or know before they made their offer.

Apr 26, 2015 11:09 PM